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Sheriff finds suspected meth lab

Dan McDonald
Managing Editor


A Chester man was arrested on several felony counts last week after a search by sheriff’s deputies and detectives revealed firearms, stolen property and a suspected methamphetamine lab.

James Walter Judlin III, 32, is charged with manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen property and committing a felony while out on bail.

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Library gets high-speed Internet service

Laura Beaton
Staff Writer

Quincy library patrons can kiss their Internet woes goodbye now that high-speed fiber optic Internet service has arrived.

County librarian Lynn Sheehy announced the arrival Feb. 5 of new high-speed service made possible by the installation of Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications’ fiber optic network.

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Gold medalist has Portola ties

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David Wise won a gold medal for the United States at the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Wise, the grandson of legendary Portola High School football coach Bob Wise, won gold in the free-ski half-pipe competition.

The 23-year-old Wise entered the Winter Games as the favorite in the event, which debuted as an Olympic sport this year.

Wise was cheered on by a large contingent of family members who traveled to Russia to support him.


Appreciation of the natural beauty of wood leads to retirement hobby


Lyle Woodford is not only a fine woodworking artist but a collector as well. Most of the hand-tooled models he has created are on display in his home. Photos by M. Kate West

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

Chester resident Lyle Woodford makes time, in each day of his retirement, to create movement and beauty from discarded scraps of wood.

Looking for a job, he moved to Chester in 1962 and was hired by the Collins Pine Co. Over the next 36 years he worked in the Woods Division, where he performed automotive maintenance and welding on a variety of heavy logging vehicles, both at the mill site and out in the woods.

After 36 years on the job he retired in 1998, but the change of daily location obviously didn’t dim his desire to tinker with a variety of heavy vehicles and tools.

Read more: Appreciation of the natural beauty of wood leads to retirement hobby


Cable and Internet outage due to transmission problem

Feather Publishing

About half of the New Day Broadband cable and Internet users in Quincy have been without service since Sunday.

According to a company spokesperson, the outage is due to a transmission line problem. A technician is scheduled to work on the issue Monday afternoon and restore service as soon as possible.


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